Riversweep

Riversweep River Clean-up

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Since 2000, the WAVE Foundation has supported the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) during their annual Riversweep program in an effort to promote water quality awareness. Riversweep is an event to clean up the riverbanks of the Ohio River and its tributaries, and covers nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline. In 2006, more than 40 WAVE volunteers and staff participated in the one-day cleanup. In this one day alone, 13,000 tons of trash and other debris were collected from the banks of the Ohio River and all its tributaries. Even more was collected in the following years. All the trash collected during the day is either recycled or placed in approved landfills.

Become a Riversweep volunteer, or get a group together to help! Join WAVE staff and volunteers in this community effort. To volunteer at the Newport Aquarium location, please call 859-815-1424. All volunteers must fill out a waiver at check-in, and anyone under 18 must have a guardian present. Special Riversweep t-shirts will be provided for volunteers as well.

If you live near the Ohio River, but are too far from the Newport Aquarium to volunteer with us, check the ORSANCO Riversweep website to find an area that works for you. http://www.orsanco.org/river-sweep/

Frequently asked questions about the event can be found at… http://www.orsanco.org/frequently-asked-questions

Upcoming Riversweep:

Saturday, June 17, 2017
9 a.m. BB Riverboats Landing along the Ohio River

Please email Scott Wingate at swingate@wavefoundation.org if you would like to get information on how YOU can help the WAVE Foundation clean up the Ohio River!


 

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